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Based in Durango, Colorado, Flatrock Solar is a locally owned and operated solar panel contractor and installer serving the Durango area from Cortez to Pagosa Springs and Silverton to Ignacio.  Flatrock Solar has been helping businesses, homeowners and non-profits convert Colorado sunshine into clean, renewable energy since 2010.  

Thoughts - musings on solar panels and renewable energy

This page is for thoughts and ideas about solar and the environment in general.  I'm passionate about solar and think and read about it daily.  This will be a space for these thoughts.

Radioactive Trash Bags with Solar Array in Background

Matt Helms

I noticed a picture in the Wall Street Journal of the Tsunami Zone in Japan with trash bags full of radioactive waste with a solar array in the background.  How ironic right?  It seems obvious to me that solar is a better energy source than nuclear reactors.  When there's a radioactive spill they have to evacuate entire cities.  When there's a solar spill they just call it a nice day!

Solar array behind bags of radioactive waste.jpeg

On the opposite page of the page there was a small article about how warming waters are destroying Australia's Great Barrier Reef.  No connection was mentioned connecting the two articles, but to me alarm bells are going off.  How many more signs do we need that we need to change course?

Solar in Japan with bleached coral reef.jpeg